The arts are an essential ingredient in a complete education. Evidence suggests that when schools invest in arts education, students demonstrate academic gains. And when students engage in creative expression such as music, art, dance or performance, they benefit from increased self-confidence, sharpened attention and refined interpersonal skills.
Arts education helps teens become creative critical thinkers. Youth Arts is an annual funding program that makes a difference in the lives of Seattle middle and high school youth by providing arts education beyond the regular school day in neighborhoods throughout the city.
South Park Library
The South Park Library has books, movies and music to borrow in English and Spanish. Find information about everything from how to build a fence to knitting a sweater. There are free public computers available for access to the internet, as well as wifi.
Resume Help and Job Search for Teens
Drop by the RecTech lab at SPCC to learn how to create, edit, and enhance your resume! You can also find resources on how to write cover letters and send resumes online.
The South Park Teen Council at the SPCC operates to give voice to the youth in our community. In the past they have coordinated a Halloween haunted house, a dodgeball tournament with nearly 60 attendees, a miniature golf hole for the annual SP Putts Out event, and countless other projects. The Teen Council meets after school twice a month and is open to all to participate.
Friday Late Night Teens
The Late Night Recreation Program at the SPCC is a fun, safe environment for youth ages 13-19. We provide: Educational services such as tutoring, computer and teen parenting programs, inter-cultural activities such as ethnic dance, and bead-making. Also athletic activities such as basketball, volleyball, martial arts and other sports.
Seattle’s only working farm has numerous programs for all ages to learn about how to grow healthy, organic food in a sustainable way. Programs at the park include Lettuce Link, Mien Community Gardeners, and Seattle P-Patch.
Electro Motive Innovation and Training
South Park Resident Dan Bentler offers vocational training to adults and teens on servicing electric vehicles.
Chief Sealth High School
Chief Sealth is a comprehensive high school that offers a wide array of opportunities for students who value learning in a dynamic, multi-cultural environment. It is an exceptional place that celebrates innovation and individuality. As a center of international educational excellence, we provide students opportunities to study the world both in the classroom and beyond. Our academic and arts offerings, our career preparation, and our athletic programs focus on educating global citizens.
Denny International Middle School
Denny International Middle School is a wonderfully diverse learning community focused on high academic expectations for all students. Outstanding and dedicated teachers engage every student in challenging, student-centered curriculum. Our entire school community is committed to providing an outstanding education for each student, eliminating the achievement gap, and infusing the celebration of our diversity into every day of learning.
Concord International School (Elementary)
Welcome, ¡Bienvenido! As an International School we have created curriculum maps and lessons that build on the cultural diversity of our families in our school, surrounding community, and the world. A global perspective is infused into learning here at Concord and is supported through our Art/Drama, Library/Technology, Physical Education and, After-school programs. We believe by working together we understand the diversity and skills present within our community and beyond.
Homework Help at the South Park Branch from 4 – 6 p.m. on select days. Homework Help volunteers will be at this branch to assist students on a drop-in basis throughout the school year, with the exception of school holidays. Contact the library for more information.
South Park Boxing Club
Two buildings on site. One with a ring and punching bags, a second with an exercise room with weights and exercise equipment. The gym is a department of SeaMar Community Health Centers.
Duwamish Rowing Club
Our mission is to bring the sport of rowing to the residents of South Park, Georgetown, White Center, and surrounding neighborhoods, and to offer recreational access to the Duwamish river that is affordable for everyone. Our vision is to develop a rowing club that emphasizes good sportsmanship, integrity, and strength of character.
Seattle Parks & Recreation
ADVENTURE JUST DOWN THE SREET
We have over 400 parks and open areas, and over 6200 acres of park land. Whether your interest is aquatics, creek restoration, basketball, or gardening, we have something for you!
South Park Community Center
SPCC offers a variety of recreational and life long learning programs, classes, and activities for all ages. It has soccer and baseball fields, outdoor volleyball, wading pool, playground, and outdoor basketball. Tons of indoor activities include rowing classes, cooking classes, martial arts, computer and gaming classes, salsa dancing, Polynesian hula dancing, and more.
Seattle Public Schools
At Seattle Public Schools we recognize that when families are engaged in their children’s education they achieve higher grades, have better attendance and behavior, complete more homework, and demonstrate a more positive attitude toward education. We are proud of the diversity of our students and families. We believe that building meaningful, authentic and culturally-inclusive partnerships with our families and their communities is the best way to ensure our students’ success in school, careers and life.
Consejo Counseling & Referral Service
Our mission is to provide a continuum of behavioral health, substance abuse and domestic violence services to individuals and families across Washington to improve the quality of their lives and empower clients to participate in their communities at their highest level of functioning.